Pizzeria Mozza, a love child of Mario Batali and La Brea Bakery’s Nancy Silverton and a more casual cousin of Osteria Mozza, makes me realize how lucky I am to be living in Los Angeles where a restaurant of this caliber is just right around the corner, even if I have to wait a few hours to get a table (which is precisely what my sister and I did after we lost our reservation for walking in 10 minutes late … but I know, it was our fault ).
One bite of white anchovy, tomato and hot chilies on a bed of perfectly chewy and crispy pizza dough and you will forget all the troubles at the office, terrible LA traffic or any unsolved issues that have kept you up at night. Wash it down with a nice bottle of red and your mood, as well as your taste bud, will fly over to a blissful elation — where nothing negative exists. Okay, maybe I’m over-exaggerating slightly, but really, the dining experience at Pizzeria Mozza is as close as euphoric and intoxicating as it gets. It is so amazing, you will never see pizza the same way again!
Arancini alla bolognese, cute little “orange” balls deep fried and served with delicious meat sauce
Nancys chopped salad, with a perfect combination of crunchy, salty and vinegary!
White anchovy, tomato & hot chiles pizza … so good, I almost cried after one bite
Egg, guanciale, radicchio, escarole & bagna cauda, for my sister
Squash blossoms, tomato & burrata pizza
Three Gelati: Greek yogurt, mint chip, and espresso
This place is an ideal destination for a casual date, but I recommend gathering a couple of your closest friends, sit at a bar, pop open a bottle of wine, share a big plate of insalate, take a bite of each other’s pizzas, laugh and indulge in wonderful conversation! Now, that’s a perfect date, LA style.
641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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the various gelati at Mozza(s) are seriously tops. Next time, I’m asking them to make an affogato.
Oh yeah, the gelati are da bomb. I really enjoyed the mint chip and those crispy wafers on top! Have you tried some of the desserts at Osteria Mozza? There are some amazing stuff there too! Mmmm … affagato … what an AMAZING idea! I am dying to go back there soon!
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